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142A, 144 ST VINCENT STREET (Ref:33160)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 06/07/1966.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5874 6550.

Description

James Salmon Jnr (Salmon, Son and Gillespie), 1899-1902. Striking Art Nouveau commercial building. 8 storeys, attic and basement. Narrow 3-bay elelvation; 2-outer bays breaking forward to cant above 1st floor, rising to 5th. Steel frame, ashlar faced. Left entry at head of steps with leaded-glass bowed oriel over; larger oriel to similar window in right E bay, with plain glass, over secondary entrance. 1st floor sculpted frieze to either side of central arch with corbels supporting canted bays. Canted bays above have slim pilaster mullions with projecting bases and capitals individually treated; bowed iron balconies to 6th floor; cornice treated as cill band at each floor. Central bays: ground and 1st floor central canted bay, column mullions at ground, basement and 1st, 4-centred arched central light at 1st with stylised keyblock. Bipartites above. Solid curved parapet at 4th floor with sculpted and open segmented moulding, detail arched recessed windows with square section colonettes. 7th floor giant recessed canted bay crowns whole elevation with pilaster architraves and segmental pediments. Boldly projecting eaves; exaggerated shaped dormers responsible for name "The hat-rack". Corniced end stack. INTERIOR: wrought-iron lift shaft. Stained glass over W door. Retains some timber and plaster details. Very elaborate Art Nouveau metalwork particularly at roof level and at lift.

Notes

109' x 26' 6" site.

References

B J Dec 31 1902. Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular Aug 1 1899 (shows now concealed eastern elevation). Gomme and Walker 1968, pp 222-4, 295. Doak (ed) 1977, No 158.

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